Remembering Hillman Curtis, the man behind some amazing art and design films

Posted by Alex Moshakis,

Of course the loss of any life is deeply saddening, but the news that designer-cum-filmmaker Hillman Curtis lost his batte with cancer two days ago, aged just 51, seems particularly devastating. Curtis has been responsible most recently for countless, genuinely insightful behind-the-scenes films, featuring an array of artists and designers (including Paula Scher, Lawrence Weiner (above) and Stefan Sagmeister, with whom Curtis was working on a project titled The Happy Film), all of whom seemed more than happy to welcome the gracious filmmaker into their lives. A big, big loss – not only for Curtis’ family, but for the design world as a whole.

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Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.